This week’s “Time to Talk Tuesday” is on Insomnia. This is something I have experienced on and off through my life but mainly struggled in the last 6 months with it and it has been a vicious circle of affecting my mental health and being an effect of my mental health; predominantly around my anxiety levels. Read more
Depression or “the black dog” is a very common and misunderstood invisible illness. Sometimes I feel like along with PND it is a slap on label, “happy” pills dished out and not looked into further. That is why I believe depression is a misunderstood illness because people brush it off and roll their eyes and those truly suffering with depression never find a level footing in their possible downward spiral. Read more
Part two of my “Time to Talk Tuesdays” is here and so this week is Body Dysmorphic Disorder or BDD for short; I have spoken about BDD and how it affected my pregnancy which you can read here. *possible trigger warning* Read more
With one of the topics on The IBD and Ostomy Support Show being mental health I felt it was the perfect time to write this. Now I have spoken a couple of times about being slightly fragile with my mental health and it is mainly down to events in my life triggering feelings rather than being depressed specifically. I definitely feel like the caesarean has deeply affected my current mental state but I don’t think it is just that. Read more
So this is going to be a bit of a hard and personal post but I feel I need to stay honest with myself and get it out there so I can work through everything to do with my mental health. I don’t feel like I should have to issue a warning but I guess everyone can find things upsetting or triggering. So this could be triggering with mentions of suicide, self-harm and miscarriage. Read more
I feel like I need to maybe get a wider perspective and stop having a pity party, from hearing from others going through something similar, so if you have ANY experience with any of these please get in touch and offer me some words of wisdom. Oh and if you’re healthy let me have some of your spoons!!